Your original mobo should have been compatible with the i5 3570k after a Bios Update.
Aside from that, the best bang for you buck motherboard is currently the AsRock z77 Extreme 4 at $135. I personally use Gigabyte z77 UD5H, which is more expensive, but very good as well.
Asrock was actually helpful with sending a new bios chip but the sad fact remains that it died less than 24 hours in. Thanks for the response both of you! I will mull the details over. I just want to confirm, both are Ivy Bridge compatible then? Sorry, after these last few "disasters" with this build I'm incredibly paranoid!